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The Commemorative Issues of 1969 - Part One

The Commemorative Issues of 1969 - Part One

This post examines all aspects of the first six commemorative stamps issued by the Canadian post office in 1969. Specifically discussed are the paper varieties, including fluorescence, gum varieties, perforations, shades, plate varieties and postal history.
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The Commemorative Issues of 1968

The Commemorative Issues of 1968

This post examines all aspects of the commemorative stamps issued by Canada in 1968. Specifically discussed are the paper characteristics other than fluorescence, paper fluorescence, shade varieties, gum varieties, perforation varieties, plate and corner blocks, Winnipeg tagged stamps, booklets, constant plate flaws, postal history and cancellations.
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The Commemorative Stamps of 1967

The Commemorative Stamps of 1967

This post explores all aspects of the commemorative stamps of Canada issued in 1967. Specifically discussed here are attributes of the paper other than fluorescence, paper fluorescence, perforations, gum types, shades, tagging and plate flaws.
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The $1 Edmonton Oilfield Stamp From the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue

The $1 Edmonton Oilfield Stamp From the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue

This post explores the various printings of the $1 Edmonton Oilfield stamp from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue in depth. Specifically covered are variations in gum, paper and perforation that are not specifically listed in the Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Postage Stamps.
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The 25c Solemn Land Definitive of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue

The 25c Solemn Land Definitive of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue

A comprehensive description of all the different printings of the 25c Solemn Land definitive stamp from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue. This post includes descriptions of all paper characteristics, including fluorescence, gum, tagging, perforations and plate flaws found.

 

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The 20c Quebec Ferry Stamp of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue

The 20c Quebec Ferry Stamp of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue

This post examines the various printings of Canada #464, the 20c Quebec Ferry stamp, from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue in depth. Included is a lot of detail about the paper types, fluorescence, inks, tagging and gum, that is not available in the Unitrade catalogue. The information is drawn primarily from my knowledge as a dealer and my stock, which contains a large number of reference examples.
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The 15c Bylot Island Stamp of the 1967-73 Centennial Issue Part One

The 15c Bylot Island Stamp of the 1967-73 Centennial Issue Part One

This post explores all aspects of the 15c purple Bylot Island stamps from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue of Canada, with dextrine gum. In this post I examine the paper varieties, shade varieties, perforation varieties, plastic flow varieties and the Winnipeg tagging that can be found on these stamps.
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